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The ACGB Online Bookshop enables you to review and purchase a wide range of grief and bereavement resources. Orders will be shipped once payment has been received. For purchase and delivery-related enquires please contact the Centre on (03) 9265 2100 or contact us via email.

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As the largest national provider of grief and bereavement education, The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement offers high quality, evidence-informed education and training opportunities for health professionals, students, volunteers and other individuals or agencies looking to enhance grief and bereavement knowledge and practice.

This DL-sized brochure gives an overview of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement's Education programs and... Details
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Compassion: The Essence of Palliative Care and End of Life Care is focused on exploring aspects of the lived experience of compassion through the narrative accounts of some of the most inspirational clinicians working in palliative care globally. Chapters utilise case examples and first-hand experiences to explore the historical and contemporary discourse surrounding the concept of compassion in palliative medicine. This book is relevant to a multidisciplinary audience of... Details
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Grief and the Healing Arts: Creativity as Therapy is collection of essays, poems and stories, illustrated with drawings and photographs, examines grief from several perspectives.
This rich and varied collection is a valuable resource of information about how to achieve healing through art, music, photography, therapeutic touch, drama, poetry, movies, puppets and the natural world.
This anthology of techniques and resources should be on the shelf of all... Details
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This documentary DVD (with Facilitator’s Guide) portrays the grief of four people after the devastating loss of a loved one. They talk about their experience and give compelling insight into grief complicated by issues such as multiple loss, sudden death and suicide. Designed to prompt discussion and reflection. Hard Medicine is an invaluable clinical and educational tool for all those who are in contact with the bereaved.

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Approximately one-fourth of all college students suffer the loss of a family member or friend during their college career, yet the prevalence of bereavement on the college campus is largely unrecognised. Helping the Bereaved College Student considers the major models of bereavement, grief, and mourning as they apply to the particular life stage and environment of the college student, and includes student narratives, treatment exercises and activities, and issues regarding... Details
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Lessons of Loss: A Guide to Coping covers the impacts of different types of losses, from deaths to relationships to jobs, and helps the reader mobilise the personal and social resources needed for healing. It develops a fresh theory of grieving as a process of 'meaning reconstruction' and argues that traditional theories of grief are too superficial and simplistic. Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Memphis, where he also maintains an active clinical... Details
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This is the first book to identify the many ways in which people experience loss over the course of life and to discuss interventions most effective at each stage of life. It is intended for students, social workers, and other health and human service professionals. It is distinguished by the authors’ beautiful use of clients’ stories of loss – and their own – to make Living Through Loss: Interventions Across the Life Span definitive and indelible.

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Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping With Stress and Grief is a new kind of caregiving book that looks at how to manage ongoing stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbours as well as educators and professionals – anyone touched by dementia. Boss helps caregivers find hope in 'ambiguous loss' – having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent.

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This DVD documentary features real bereaved parents who have agreed to tell their story. They discuss the cause of death, the experience with the hospital and hospital staff, doctor/patient relationships, and how they dealt with hearing about the autopsy or planning a funeral. Multiple Facets of Perinatal Death: The Voices of Parents and Those Who Care for Them is suitable for use in education and training settings, particularly in nursing, midwifery or medicine, and for... Details
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My Grief Journey: Reflections of Those Bereaved by the 2009 Victorian Bushfires is a DVD resource produced by the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement. In the DVD, five individuals reflect on their grief experiences following the tragic 2009 Victorian bushfires - how they were affected, what helped and how their grief has evolved over time.

Please be advised that this DVD contains interviews that those who are recently bereaved may find... Details
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Parenting After the Death of a Child: A Practitioner's Guide addresses the complex dilemmas faced by parents following the loss of their child. The authors present the experience of losing a child and its subsequent impact on a family in a novel and effective way, demonstrating the strength and importance of their book for the counselling field and creating an invaluable resource for clinicians, students and grieving parents.

Author: Jennifer L. Buckle &... Details